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Lawrence Lessig has shown us how the political system we now employ is driven by the need to raise funds. In exchange, funders, not voters, have politician’s ears. He also points us to one of the big funding rackets: passion points that move people to give money, even money they cannot afford to give. The stronger the polarization, the bigger the cash cow. For example, right now, guns and abortion are colliding to produce the biggest payoffs for politicians, lobbyists and dark money we’ve seen in our lifetimes. Most people have strong opinions on these two issues. Political operatives use our emotions on these issues to raise money and fund their future campaigns. Who collapsed the two issues, women’s choice and murder by gun violence? Where does it end? Women’s issues, valid in and of themselves, are being used in a scam to raise money at state and national levels. What are you doing in your commun
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